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MSNBC
Feb 11, 2013 10:00am PST
. and soon, the awful odds became clear. these 53 americans were surrounded by more than 300 taliban fighters. what happened next has been described as one of the most intense battles of the entire war in afghanistan. the attackers had the advantage. the high ground, the mountains above. an they were unleashing everything they had. rocket propelled grenades. heavy machine. mort mortars. snipers taking aim. to those americans down below, the fire was coming in from every single direction. they'd never seen anything like it. with gun fire impacting all around him, clint raced to one of the bar racks and grabbed a machine gun. he took aim at one of the enemy machine teams and took it out. a rocket propelled grenade exploded, sending shrapnel in to his hip, his arm and his neck. but he kept fighting. disregarding his own wounds and tending to an injured comrade instead. then over the radio, came words no solder ever wants to hear. enemy in the wire. the taliban had penetrated the camp. they were taking over buildings. the combat was close,
MSNBC
Feb 11, 2013 11:00am PST
himself to enemy fire moving about the battlefield and three taliban fighters that breached the perimeter. while orchestrating a successful plan to secure and reinforce key points of the battlefield, he maintained radio operation with the center. as the enemy forces attacked, unleashing a barrage of grenades and rifle rounds, staff sergeant romesha identified the point of attack and directed air support to destroy over 30 enemy fighters. after receiving reports that seriously injured soldiers were at a distant battle position, staff sergeant romesha and team provided covering fire to say lou them to reach the aid station. upon receipt of orders, his team pushed forward 100 meters under overwhelming enemy fire to recover and prevent the enemy fighters from taking the bodies of their fallen comrades. staff sergeant romesha heroic actions were critical in suppressing an enemy with far greater numbers. extraordinary efforts gave bravo troop the chance to prepare for the counterattack to account for the personnel and secure compound keating. the discipline and heroism above and beyond the call
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